Thursday, December 13, 2018

Create Along With Us - Dec. 2018

Hello friends.  Hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful time of year and are not so busy that you don't have time to reflect on the real meaning of this season.  I'll admit I've been a little panicked this week because we are celebrating early with our girls (this Sunday), so I have to get everything finished up and I'm not quite ready yet!  But I did take time out to make a card for the Create Along With Us challenge...mostly because I fell in LOVE with Laurie Schmidlin's card (HERE)!  We don't get much sun here in Michigan during the Winter months (something to do with being surrounded by the Great Lakes that holds the cloud cover in), so seeing Laurie's bright and happy card made me want to switch up from reds and greens to yellows, pinks, & reds!


I used the Sweet Blush Bitty Big paper in the stripes like Laurie did but turned mine vertically.  Next I added a piece of vellum that I tore at the bottom and added Dazzling Diamonds to, along with a strip of white cardstock that I also added Dazzling Diamonds to.  For my heart I used one of the Limitless Layers: Heart dies and then stamped it up with flowers from Butterfly Blooms and an older set Beautiful Blooms.  The sentiment I added to a Pure Poppy strip from the Butterfly Blooms set.  A yellow enamel dot, a rustic twine bow, and some iridescent sequins finished off my CASE of Laurie's card.


Hope you all have time to play along this week...there's LOTS of beautiful and fun inspiration to be had during this release week, and it feels so good to just sit down and relax and play in the craft room!  You can find all the info to play along right HERE.  

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


14 comments:

  1. What a beauty Marcia! All that sparkly goodness caught my eye right away and I love all your layers. I hear you about no sunshine. We have none either here in eastern Ontario but your card makes us for the gloom. Well done my friend! Cheers.

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  2. I'm dazzled by your Diamonds, and every blooming thing about your darling card, Marcia... blooming heart, too!
    =]

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  3. Ooooh, just look at that sparkle! This bright and happy card is sure to chase those clouds away!

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  4. Wowsers! Such a lovely sweethearts card and a perfect CAS OFF Laurie’s card. I really do like your blingy use of Dazzing Diamonds glitter. It adds so much to a card. I’ll have to check into getting some. TFS Marcia and hope you finish all your holiday stuff in time for your early celrbration. :)

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  5. Thank for sharing your creative card so beautifully stamped with flowers. A reminder of sunny Spring days. Wishing you a wonderful early Christmas with your family too.

    Thank you also Marcia for your beautiful inlaid background trees Christmas card. I love the CAS design and your sweet message. Hugs..Nancy

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  6. Dazzling! and I'm with you it is so refreshing to see some pretty colors in Blogland again : ) NOT that I don't love snowmen and white on white : ) mind you, but a bit of sunshine and splash of color in the winter warms my heart.

    The addition of the Dazzling Diamonds was a sweet touch... the stripes are perfect!! and the sweet floral heart delightful!!

    Have a blast on Sunday. : )

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  7. This is so fun, bright, and cheerful Marcia! Beautiful love card for someone special! great design and beautiful mix of elements. xx

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  8. Perfect way to create that flowered heart! I love it! Love your glittery borders too. Sparkle well done!

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  9. Lovely card, Marcia. I love the glitter at the bottom of your papers. Your background stamping on the heart is perfect! Well designed card.

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  10. Love, love, love the sparkles on the edge of the vellum, Marcia! The pink striped background is beautiful with the flower covered heart! Very nice!

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  11. How pretty and the touch of glitter is so lovely! I hope your early celebrations were just as perfect as your creations are!

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  12. So fresh and pretty, Marcia ... the soft vellum is perfect with those deicate blooms on the heart ... and the smidge of shimmer is delicious! Hope your celebrations were wonderful! Hugs, Anita :)

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  13. Isn't this just the sweetest card! The vellum adds extra softness to this pretty card and the glitter is the perfect amount of glitz. Just lovely my friend!

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  14. Your stamping is perfect, Marcia! Love all the sparkle, too! My card actually cased Lizzie's heart card, but now I may have to case yours!

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